The growing and progressing Christian knows that life only comes out of death and defeat. Trusting the Spirit to minister the death of the old and the life of the new in us as we choose more and more to trust in “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” unites us to Christ as the future new creation right now. The victory is won! And yet the battle of the new creation rages in each of us.
“To live is Christ” is to live in a battle for the desires of your heart. But Christ has won this battle. His desires are yours in Christ. And your deepest desire is for him.
Nothing can separate us from God’s love for us. Nothing. No angel. No demon. No cosmic ruler. And not even the hardest thing ever – waiting.
Jesus is not on any one person’s or one nation’s side. Jesus is on the side of God. God is on God’s side. The Trinity is for the Trinity. And so when it comes to humanity, God is on everyone’s side. Because all of humanity has a worship problem. A holiness defect.
We can rejoice in the midst of this great battle. How? Because our dwelling is no longer the earth and sea, but ours are the heavenly places, for we are seated with Christ at the right hand of God. Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! That’s us!